1970 Z28 Power brake lines

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  1. Kurtz

    Kurtz Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Hello All,

    Which one of the vendors sell the most correct brake lines for a '70 with the PB option.

    I'm looking for a complete set, front to rear.

    ie. In-Line Tube, Classic Tube, etc.

    Thanks as always.
     
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    I used Classic Tube once, their stuff seemed like junk to me, and didn't fit that well either. Next car I used Right Stuff, very good. Jim
     
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    flowjoe Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Hey Rick, that's a neat site. I see that they recommend silicon brake fluid. I had alwasy heard that is was a bad idea to use silicon fluid in an older system not designed for it...what have you heard?
     
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    When I ordered some parts from In-Line Tube awhile back they told me they OEM for several vendors and that RightStuff is one of them.

    John
     
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    Flowjoe: Regarding the silicon DOT5 fluid....I used Dot5 in my '30 coupe using all reman'd components for early to mid-70s GM...10 years and still going strong. No leaks, no weeping, no bad seals....and no corrosion! But, I would only use Dot5 in an older system if all new or reman'd components that come into contact with the fluid are used.
     
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    I used In-Line Tube for mine. They fit well and still look good.

    One of the small lines was wrong, and when I called them on it, they sent the correct one right away and told me to just toss the other. Don't bother sending it back.
     
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    Kurtz Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Budz,

    Do you remember what line was incorrect? Another member had mentioned the same thing to me. I'd like to get it right from the get-go.
     
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    The DOT 5 stuff is good stuff. I used it in my 68 Shelby GT500KR and my 69 428CJ Stang, both heavy front-end cars with 428 FE engines. I tended to abuse them both and never had any fade with the brakes. Another plus is that if you spill any on the paint, it just shines it, unlike the glycol based DOT3 & 4 fluid.
     
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    Kurtz Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    JJ,

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I didn't think brake fade has any thing to do with the type of fluid you use.
     

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